воскресенье, 6 декабря 2015 г.
I have been searching for The Image of Black Shreemati Gauri-Devi for ages and today out of the blue I have found the Picture in Russian segment of Google!
The Story of Black Shreemati Gauri-Devi is beautifully told in "Shree Parvati-Khanda" of "Shree Shiva-Purana" (one of my most cherished and adorable Puranic Khandas).
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Reading "10 Upanishads" by Swami Shivananda now. The Book is Masterpiece (as well as all other Granthas by Swami Shivananda). I will upload later, the temporary link at box - https://app.box.com/s/35t3gh98x17e36csj63hqght5m5k1zl4
I liked very much the remark about "rajasic pundits", it perfectly coincides with my life observations: for example, if a Vaishnava-pundit is rajasic he will attack even Vaishnavas like a scorpio. The reason? Rajasic people are totally unapt to subdue their negative mind vrittis.
◮◮◮◮◮◮Swami Shivananda, "10 Upanishads"◮◮◮◮◮◮:
"If Sattwa predominates in the mind, thoughts of God, Brahma-Vichara (enquiry into Truth) will manifest. The mind will be one-pointed. The meditative mood will come by itself without any exertion.
In spiritual neophytes the Sattwic state of mind will not last for a long time. Rajas and Tamas will try to rush in. You will have to be very careful and vigilant. You will have to watch the mind through careful introspection.
Your important duty is to increase the Sattwa in the mind. A Sattwic man will be ever virtuous, God-loving, dispassionate and powerful.
A Rajasic man will be ever engaged in wordly activities. He wants to lord over people. He has a domineering attitude. He wants powers. He is much attached to wife, children and property. Rajahs, Pandits and rich people are full of Rajas.
Just as you squeeze out the tooth-paste from the collapsible tube, you will have to squeeze out all Rajas from this bodily tube and fill it with Sattwa.
Then alone you will become a Dhyana Yogi.
The dross or impurities of the mind—Rajas and Tamas should be removed by heating the mind in the fire of Vairagya and Abhyasa (dispassion and spiritual practices of Sadhana)".